full blast


: at full capacity : with great intensity

Examples of full blast in a Sentence

the unsuspecting parents arrived home to find the stereo going full blast and the kitchen a mess
Recent Examples on the Web Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport — Phoenix, Arizona On a particularly sweltering Arizona afternoon, visitors to PHX can find refreshing beverages and AC on full blast just past Terminal 4, Gate B22. Jared Ranahan, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2024 The cars sounded the loudest at the green flag at the start and finish, when all 40 cars were full blast on the straightaway. Hank Sanders, Chicago Tribune, 4 July 2023 Sure enough, the endowment effect was at full blast. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2023 Putting up with smog for the duration of the war was one thing, with all the defense plants going full blast. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2023 The unit was marginally louder than other space heaters when running on full blast, hitting 59 dB. For comparison, the Dreo Atom 316 measured 43 dB and the Vornado AVH10 measured 53. Jon Bitner, wsj.com, 14 Dec. 2023 But if the two faucets are running full blast, the G and DM valves get overwhelmed, and water spews over the tub’s sides into excess inflation. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 30 May 2023 Her pyrotechnics were on full blast, shooting off fire across the edge of the stage. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 12 Sep. 2023 He’s been battling a persistent cough and keeps the fan on full blast to chase off a smell of mildew. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of full blast was in 1909

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“Full blast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20blast. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

full blast

: with all power or resources being used
a sawmill running full blast
the stereo was going full blast
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